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Business software provider Iris set to sell to London's ICG and Hgcapital in massive £1.2bn deal

London-based investment firm Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) is set to win the race to buy Iris, a software provider to GP surgeries.<p>At £1.2bn, the …

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

Robert Boyle's 17th century wishlist for future scientific breakthroughs

In 2010, The Royal Society featured the "Desiderata" (previously) of Robert "Boyle's Law" Boyle, a list of dozens of scientific discoveries and …

Scrum, Backlog, Product Owner and Project Plan

At my new workplace our team has recently started doing scrum. Our scrum master got his training just this week. When he came back we started …

Microsoft Offering Free Windows 10 Development Environment VM for a Limited Time

Microsoft is providing a free virtual machine that comes preloaded with Windows 10 Enterprise, Visual Studio 2017, and various utilities in order to …

Windows 10

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

<b>In September,</b> Michal Kosinski published a study that he feared might end his career. The Economist broke the news first, giving it a self-consciously anodyne title: “Advances in A.I. Are Used to Spot Signs of Sexuality.” But the headlines quickly grew more alarmed. By the next day, the Human Rights …

Machine Learning

7 ways to write better code

I know bad code.<p>Trust me. My code is still not great, but it used to be <i>very</i> bad.<p>I don’t just mean it wasn’t technically perfect; I mean I wouldn’t even do the basic stuff. I built apps as a hobby and I flew solo. So, I had no reason to add comments. And to my mind, there was no reason <i>not</i> to create …

Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed

Security researchers have raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a …

Information Security

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s pretty much an app for everything.<p>From note-taking to …

Apps

Impossible Burger’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Highlights Challenges of Food Tech

One of the chief selling points of the Impossible Burger, a much ballyhooed plant-based burger patty, is its resemblance to meat, right down to the taste and beeflike “blood.”<p>Those qualities, from an ingredient produced by a genetically engineered yeast, have made the burger a darling among …

‘Is food medicine? The question has never been so current or so contentious’ | Comment

Food can heal, but its role in nourishing the body and mind has been lost among an avalanche of fads and quackery. It’s time to prescribe a dose of sensible eating<p>Each morning, after a strict overnight fast, Paula Wolfert drinks a cup-and-a-half of hot water with lemon, followed by a “bulletproof …

You Won’t Believe How Often You Should Be Replacing Your Kitchen Sponge

If you’ve been mulling over whether or not it’s time to buy a dishwasher, here’s the information that could put you over the edge: there are <b>54 billion bacterial cells on a single cubic centimeter of the average kitchen sponge.</b><p>You might already know that it’s your kitchen, not your bathroom, that …

Corrected: Facebook AI Bot Scare Debunked

Reports over an AI bot research project were hype.<p><i>Correction: The original version of this column was based on inaccurate reporting and hype that has been debunked. The column inaccurately portrayed the outcome of a Facebook chatbot research project and the company’s reason for ending it. That bots</i> …

In South Asian Social Castes, a Living Lab for Genetic Disease

In certain states in southern India, anesthesiologists know to ask anyone undergoing surgery whether they belong to the Vysya, a regional group traditionally associated with traders and businesspeople.<p>Anecdotally, medical workers know that some people with Vysya ancestry — who live primarily in …

Here's how malware gets inside your phone's apps

Known as malware, some perpetrators use it to infect apps and get inside your smartphone. Why do they do it? Money, mostly.<p>The recent Judy malware, for example, was reportedly found in 41 apps in the Google Play store. It seems to have made money for its creators by repeatedly auto-clicking on …

Apps

Google can turn an ordinary PC into a deep learning machine

You can speed up AI training without having to use a supercomputer.<p>Time is one of the biggest obstacles to the adoption of deep learning. It can take days to train one of these systems even if you have massive computing power at your disposal -- on more modest hardware, it can take weeks. Google …

Deep Learning

How to Use Google Analytics to Improve Your Web Design Projects

You’re aware there’s competition out there. And you know the key to success is differentiating yourself from your peers in order to stand out and win …

Stemming capital flight in Africa

Despite economic growth, African countries are struggling to stop illicit financial flows from travelling overseas. Experts say it is important for …

Some Heart Attack Patients May Not Actually Benefit From Beta-Blockers

Do you really need to take them?<p>Current medical guidelines in the UK mean that if you have a heart attack, you will automatically be prescribed …

Apollo Guidance Computer sale highlights contrasting views of historical significance

Designed in the early 1960s, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was created for the Apollo space program, and was one of the first, if not the first …

Burger Recipes

• Memorial Day• <b><br>Burger Recipes</b><p>More variations on the classic than you'll know what to do with.<p>Grilling, Smoking, and Barbecue Grilled Black-Olive Burger With Japanese VinegarA rich, deeply flavorful, multicultural burger<p>Korean Grilled Korean Bulgogi Burgers With Kimchi Mayo and Pickled DaikonThe …

PSA: This Google Doc scam is spreading fast and will email everyone you know

A new Google Docs phishing scam just reared its head a few hours ago, and it’s spreading like wildfire. Google appears to be taking action to stop it, but in the meantime: be super, super wary of Google Doc invites for now. If you fall for this one (and plenty of otherwise eagle-eyed people have …

Google Docs

What Is Machine Learning - A Complete Beginner's Guide

Computers have helped us to calculate the vastness of space and the minute details of subatomic particles. When it comes to counting and calculating, or following logical yes/no algorithms – computers outperform humans thanks to the electrons moving through their circuitry at the speed of light. …

Machine Learning

8 Amazing Sci-Fi Movies That Never Got a Sequel

Later this year, something that many of us never thought would happen is happening: a sequel to <i>Blade Runner</i> is coming out. It took 35 years and …

Paranawidana Dinesh

Good luck finding a safe VPN

Everyone’s telling you to use a VPN but not how to choose a good one.<p>If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now free to track you like crazy and sell your …

Privacy

React.JS Top 10 Articles in March 2017

<b>For the past month,</b> we’ve ranked nearly 1,150 React.JS articles to pick the Top 10 stories (0.9% chance to be included) that can help advance your …

Artificial evolution aims to create life out of non-living matter

Evolution is the generally-accepted answer to how life arose, but how did non-living matter transition into living organisms? A team at the …

Motivational Quotes — Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size...

Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. -Oliver Goldsmith